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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Danielle from Thompson Family-Life posted a tour of her home the other day! I was super excited about this, because she's got her thumb on a really unique, retro vibe, and I can't get enough of her style. Her house is something else, and I totally love it! I don't know if I could handle this much retro kitschiness in my home, but I'm sure glad someone else can, because I love to see it!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
A few things I've come across recently:
Make gift bags from newspaper!
Plus, a super sweet and simple wrapping idea.
Love camping? These tin-foil dinners look easy and oh-so delicious...
Super sweet marching band cardigan...
Smart way to get your lost camera back.
Pianos as public art! We should do this in Hamilton...
Spools! This looks amazing...
Mmm. Make your own peanut butter! Super easy, too!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Last night we finally got to see the musical that Kevin has been dreaming about for so long! Wicked is back in Toronto, so for Kev's birthday, I got us tickets for opening night, and last night was the show! It was actually mind-blowing.
Kevin has pretty much the entire musical memorized (weird, right?!), so this was like a dream come true for him. We missed the show last time it was in Toronto, and so as soon as I heard it was coming back, I bought tickets right away. It was totally worth it! We had such a good time, and the show was SO amazing! I 100% recommend it to you as a must-see!
Monday, October 18, 2010
I think I've found my new favorite band! I'm absolutely in love with these girls!
First Aid Kit is a Swedish sister-duo who create vocal-heavy folk music that will stir your soul. Their insanely strong voices and haunting harmonies are just breath-taking. These sisters, Klara and Johanna, are just 17 and 20, but already they are rocking concerts all over Europe, US and Canada. Actually, they just played in Toronto on the 15th! I missed them!
Influenced by Bright Eyes, they were originally going to call their band 'Yellow Bird', but when Klara flipped open an English dictionary and found 'First Aid Kit' it was decidedly their official band name. Amazing. So, take a listen, and I hope you'll find their sound as moving as I did...
And the Fleet Foxes cover that originally made them famous:
...2:18 is my favorite part. So awesome.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Last night I took part in one of the best musical experiences of my life! Sufjan played Toronto, and I got to go, and we had amazing seats, and he was just SO WONDERFUL! I felt like I was on a cloud all night!
He had a ten-person band, including two killer go-go dancers. These girls were seriously so cute. Also, the craziest, coolest, weirdest videos were playing behind them. (Read/see more here!)
He mostly played music from his new album, but we had already been listening to it for a few weeks, so the songs were all familiar, and all TOTALLY AMAZING. He was just so calm, and casual, and he was dancing, and telling us all about where the songs came from. It was really, truly amazing.
Here's a little clip from one of my favorite parts:
What a great night: Hanging out with lots of friends, wandering the streets, and just being totally inspired by amazing sounds.
(2nd photo - credit here)